Section 1: Analogies

Introduce your freshmen to analogies with this packet of prompts that also includes strategies for solving these critical thinking puzzles.

Instructional Ideas

• Have pairs work together to solve the analogies and share their rationale for the answer they choose
Classroom Considerations

• Although many of the standardized exams no longer include analogies; however, these logic questions do encourage the development of critical thinking skills
Pros

• The 13-page presentation includes a sample of 10 common types of analogies and strategies for solving them, and four practice sets
Cons

• Neither an answer key nor and explanations for why these answer are correct are included